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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Judy Woodruff
Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour
KQED 07/02/2014
Woodruff: A bipartisan government panel reported today the national security agency's internet surveillance is an effective tool against terrorism. A "Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board," a group appointed by the President, said the so-called "prism" program, under a provision of the foreign intelligence surveillance act, "section 702," is constitutional. David Medine chairs the board. Medine: Overall the board has found that the information the program collects has been valuable and effective in protecting the national security and producing valuable foreign intelligence information … outside of this fundamental core, certain aspects of the section 702 program do raise privacy concerns and push the program close to the line of constitutional reasonableness.
David Medine
Chair, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
FOXNEWSW 07/06/2014
Medine: All in favor say Aye. Panel: Aye Medine: the vote is unanimous. Emanuel: A bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has voted to adopt a report in support of some of the NSA’s internet surveillance programs. Medine: Overall the board has found that the information the program collects has been valuable and effective in protecting the national security and producing valuable foreign intelligence information. Emanuel: The board concludes that PRISM gathering digital information from internet companies is clearly authorized by statute allowing collection as currently implemented. The core of the 702 program acquiring communications of targeted foreigners outside the U.S. fits the fourth amendment, and the group says it is troubled by the unknown and potentially large scope of the incidental collection of U.S. persons' communications, although members of the panel tried to offer some context. Brand: This is not a bulk collection program or dragnet. I don't think we can stress that often enough because it has been such a common misconception.
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